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Wrong Or Right

What is right and what is wrong So much gray and so many songs Just because I can does it mean that I should? If I appear pleasant then should I be rude? There are many such questions to ponder in life So many in fact that it causes us strife. I wonder sometimes if what I know is right Is somehow considered wrong in another’s sight. My upbringing taught me to be gentle and kind To help others when I see they are in a bind. To be fair and just in all my various dealings And to always be considerate of others’ feelings To always do a day’s work for a day’s pay. When the sun is shining you got to make hay. But some other folks don’t see it the same The rules are some different in life’s game They are taught to lie and encouraged to steal That dying is holy and it’s alright to kill. Some worship cattle and won’t eat beef Pierce their faces and wear sandals on their feet I ain’t saying that they are wrong or right And I ain’t saying that we should go and fight What I am saying is it ain’t right for me And I wish these folks would let me be I think “do unto others” is a mighty good rule And I stay away from folks that I think are a fool Respect is earned by respecting others And I just wish we could all be brothers.

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Date: 12/28/2023 12:55:00 AM
Thanks for sharing this. Meanwhile, I greet you with the love of the Lord expressed by John 3:16 of the Bible, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Be blessed.
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Date: 5/4/2016 10:20:00 AM
this is a touching write Tye, I'm just here visiting your poem once again. If you ever return to post, I'd like to come back and read your newest. Happy Days **SKAT**
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Date: 2/5/2016 12:01:00 AM
which ever it is I like it. LINDA
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Date: 9/9/2015 1:36:00 PM
Tye, thank you for sharing. A pleasure to read... SKAT
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Date: 1/31/2015 2:06:00 PM
When you live in the heart of the poetry ,you should share from your grace.
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Date: 5/13/2014 10:45:00 AM
Thank you for sharing :) It touched my heart
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Date: 9/15/2013 1:43:00 AM
cant say any more truth hurts but it true thank you
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Date: 1/8/2013 7:51:00 AM
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